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Hamilton College Town-Gown fund makes grants

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund made $60,000 in grants to six organizations last week.

The total given from the endowment is more than $500,000 since 2001.

This year, the Clinton Central School District received the largest single grant in the fund's history, with $22,000 given for teacher training and materials to implement the common core standards. The district has received more than $127,000 from the Town-Gown Fund.

Other organizations receiving grants this year include the Kirkland Town Library, which received $13,000 for maintenance and repair of the building's exterior; $8,000 to the Kirkland Art Center for fire safety and exterior safety and remediation measures and the Clinton Fire Department, which received $7,000 for new EMS equipment.

The Clinton Central School Foundation received $6,000 to support district priorities and the Kirkland Police Department was awarded $4,000 to purchase a pole-mounted speed display.

The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund was created in 2001 by anonymous donors. Grants can only be made to organizations and agencies that serve the Town of Kirkland and the Village of Clinton, with a primary focus on education.

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